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Unexpected Item In The Bagging Area

Author : Chris Martin
ISBN : 9781843179832
Genre : Humor
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'If you point my smart phone at the sky, its star-gazing app can supposedly identify and name planets outside of our galaxy. Extraordinary - but even more extraordinary is that it can't actually make telephone calls. Trying to get a signal on it is like searching for the Yeti - some people believe it exists but you would probably have to trek to the Himalayas to find it.' Unexpected Item in the Bagging Area is a hilarious call-to-arms for everyone infuriated by 21st Century technology. Gadgets that are supposed to make life easier have just made it more complicated and annoying. If you have found yourself shouting at a recorded voice on the phone, been driven crazy by the illogical pricing of train tickets or found yourself drowning in a sea of half-remembered passwords, then this is the book for you.
Category: Humor

Future Fantasteek

Author : Jackie Batey
ISBN : OCLC:1193529123
Genre : Fan magazines
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"So, why the long face? Have you been eating something suspicious... Damp Flat Products obviously deny everything and unlike Tesco - we're NOT SORRY. BUT, cheer-up! The economy is still circling-the-drain and Americans still like shooting each other (SHOCK), and everyone else wants to blow each other up - from and Xbox. Fancy some Soylent Green?" -- statement taken from introduction.
Category: Fan magazines

Cannoli To Die For

Author : Peg Cochran
ISBN : 9781946069474
Genre : Fiction
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The USA Today bestselling author of Unholy Matrimony is back with a new Lucille Mystery! This time Lucille must track down the killer of a diet guru who had a lot more to lose than just a few extra pounds. With her best friend Flo’s wedding approaching, Lucille is desperate to trim down and joins Weigh to Lose, a weight-loss program led by a clipboard-wielding harridan who’s as unattractively thin as she is shrill. When the bossy woman turns up dead with her throat slashed and a tasty-looking cannoli stuffed in her mouth, Lucille figures she got her just desserts. But when the local police come up empty-handed, Lucille sinks her teeth into the mystery and narrows the list of suspects to a husband with a wandering eye, a sexy young Swedish au pair, and a gambler deep in debt to the wrong people. Until one of the suspects becomes the victim of another gruesome murder. Afraid she’s bitten off more than she can chew and worried that she might be next on the killer’s list, Lucille puts her own neck on the line with a wild plan to trap the culprit and tip the scales of justice. “If you want a very funny murder mystery, then this book is for you. I’ve never laughed so hard while reading before.” —Goodreads, on Unholy Matrimony, Book 2 in the USA Today bestselling Lucille Mystery Series
Category: Fiction

The Now Show Book

Author : Steve Punt
ISBN : 9781409138266
Genre : Humor
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The must-have look at the world from the team behind Radio 4's THE NOW SHOW. THE NOW SHOW BOOK boldly tackles all the superlatives that other books avoid. It does this by means of making stuff up and scrupulously avoiding too much research, insight, or fact. Unless the fact is funnier. And legal to mention. Split into illuminating subject sections, categories include: Biggest Scare Story Worst Political Gaffe Most Hated Corporate Jargon Most Annoying Recorded Announcement Most Stressful Special Occasion Most Baffling Commercial Most Inaccurate Weather Forecast - and many more! With Marcus Brigstocke and Mitch Benn adding their own fine touches, this book is a fascinating, engrossing - and brilliantly entertaining - look at the modern world ...
Category: Humor

Contemporary Scottish Plays

Author : Alistair Beaton
ISBN : 9781472574466
Genre : Drama
File Size : 59.60 MB
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To paraphrase Alistair Beaton's Caledonia - the first play in this collection - 'The English have anthologies, the Spanish have anthologies, the French have anthologies . . . why should not Scotland have its anthology?' Scotland is entering a crucial period in its history, where its identity is being debated daily, from everyday conversation to the national and international press. At the same time, its theatre is resurgent, with key Scottish playwrights, theatres and theatre companies expanding their performance vocabularies while coming to prominence in national and international contexts. Caledonia is a tale of hubris and delusion, portraying a crucial slice of Scotland's history and its foray into imperial colonialism told with dark humour and creative flair, by award-winning playwright and satirist Alistair Beaton. Bullet Catch, by Rob Drummond, is a unique theatrical experience exploring the world of magic, featuring mind-reading, levitation, and the most notorious finale in show business. Morna Pearson's The Artist Man and the Mother Woman is a wickedly funny, deceptively simple, surreal portrait of a spectacularly dysfunctional relationship. Rantin', by Kieran Hurley draws on storytelling, live music and an unapologetically haphazard take on Scottish folk tradition, in an attempt to stitch together fragmented stories to reveal a botched patchwork of a nation. First performed at the Royal Court in 2013, Narrative by Anthony Neilson is a theatrical exploration of the the boundaries and possibilities of storytelling. Featuring plays from Alistair Beaton, Rob Drummond, Morna Pearson, Kieran Hurley and Anthony Neilson, this collection is edited by Dr. Trish Reid, a leading critical voice on Scottish theatre.
Category: Drama

Hatters Railwaymen And Knitters

Author : Daniel Gray
ISBN : 9781408834374
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Daniel Gray is about to turn thirty. Like any sane person, his response is to travel to Luton, Crewe and Hinckley. After a decade's exile in Scotland, he sets out to reacquaint himself with England via what he considers its greatest asset: football. Watching teams from the Championship (or Division Two as any right-minded person calls it) to the South West Peninsula Premier, and aimlessly walking around towns from Carlisle to Newquay, Gray paints a curious landscape forgotten by many. He discovers how the provinces made the England we know, from Teesside's role in the Empire to Luton's in our mongrel DNA. Moments in the histories of his teams come together to form football's narrative, starting with Sheffield pioneers and ending with fan ownership at Chester, and Gray shows how the modern game unifies an England in flux and dominates the places in which it is played. Hatters, Railwaymen and Knitters is a wry and affectionate ramble through the wonderful towns and teams that make the country and capture its very essence. It is part-football book, part-travelogue and part-love letter to the bits of England that often get forgotten, celebrated here in all their blessed eccentricity.
Category: Sports & Recreation

A Year Of Second Chances

Author : Buffy Andrews
ISBN : 9780008254414
Genre : Fiction
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One wish list, a whole new future!
Category: Fiction

Marketing

Author : Charles W. Lamb
ISBN : 9781133708582
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 34.67 MB
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Engaging and thorough, MARKETING, 12th Edition shows students how marketing principles affect their day-to-day lives, as well as their significant influence on business decisions. Core topics include the social marketing phenomenon, entrepreneurship, C.R.M., global perspectives, and ethics, as well as in-depth discussions on key tools of the trade, such as metrics and the marketing plan. Intriguing coverage of newsworthy events clarifies the readings for students and gets them thinking about their own decisions in the consumer marketplace. Loaded with helpful learning features like detailed appendices, cases, vignettes, boxed features, and videos, MARKETING, 12th Edition gives students countless opportunities to develop and apply critical thinking skills while acquiring the marketing knowledge essential in the business world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Business & Economics

The Best Interface Is No Interface

Author : Golden Krishna
ISBN : 9780133890426
Genre : Computers
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Our love affair with the digital interface is out of control. We’ve embraced it in the boardroom, the bedroom, and the bathroom. Screens have taken over our lives. Most people spend over eight hours a day staring at a screen, and some “technological innovators” are hoping to grab even more of your eyeball time. You have screens in your pocket, in your car, on your appliances, and maybe even on your face. Average smartphone users check their phones 150 times a day, responding to the addictive buzz of Facebook or emails or Twitter. Are you sick? There’s an app for that! Need to pray? There’s an app for that! Dead? Well, there’s an app for that, too! And most apps are intentionally addictive distractions that end up taking our attention away from things like family, friends, sleep, and oncoming traffic. There’s a better way. In this book, innovator Golden Krishna challenges our world of nagging, screen-based bondage, and shows how we can build a technologically advanced world without digital interfaces. In his insightful, raw, and often hilarious criticism, Golden reveals fascinating ways to think beyond screens using three principles that lead to more meaningful innovation. Whether you’re working in technology, or just wary of a gadget-filled future, you’ll be enlighted and entertained while discovering that the best interface is no interface.
Category: Computers

Inventing The 21st Century

Author : Stephen Van Dulken
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215389839
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Stories of fifty 21st century inventions.
Category: Technology & Engineering

We T

Author :
ISBN : PSU:000059603733
Genre : Water quality management
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Category: Water quality management

The Deaths

Author : Mark Lawson
ISBN : 9781447235705
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 42.8 MB
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Four families live in a beautiful stretch of English countryside in magnificent listed houses, built for the old aristocracy. They are the new aristocracy and the elite of their village: financiers, business tycoons, lawyers, doctors, magistrates. They leave their rural idyll only to commute first-class to London for meetings, deals and theatre outings or Heathrow flights to winter sun or half-term skiing. They and their children are protected by investments, pensions and expensive security systems. But the money is running out in Britain, and as tensions and relationships develop within the group of friends, finally, deep in the English winter, an unthinkable act of violence destroys these dream lives and demonstrates that the biggest threat may come from unexpected places. This horrific act happens on the first pages but Lawson provides dramatic twists and false turns and it is only by the end of the book that we discover who the victims are and who committed the crime. Mark Lawson’s first novel in eight years is his most ambitious yet. Combining ingenious plotting with forensic social comedy, this is a dark and brilliant novel of life in twenty-first-century England.
Category: Fiction

Colour Me Bad

Author : ILYA
ISBN : 1472137205
Genre : Games
File Size : 44.56 MB
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Putting the stress back into colouring books, this is your chance to colour outside of the lines, to rip, rend, tear and destroy, scribble, deface or obliterate the images. Dump on your distress! Take out your frustrations on the page! Evil Editor ILYA I. KILLYA has assembled a crack team of top professional cartoonists and illustrators to 'toon up your terrors, throw out your troubles and definitively trash your traumas. Fill in these visual fillips, images of stress - distressed bods, stressful situations, the daily tripe that messes with your melons - and end it, any way you care to, however you dare to: Get creative, be artistic, play anarchic. Feel free to go as twisted or rude as you like! HELLO, KILL YOU Pet hates, bugbears, bastard bloody botheration! Stressy folks, hateful objects, hate figures - from traffic wardens to politicians, forever pissing on your chips - Big Blue Blistering Barnacles! 'Unexpected item in the bagging area.' ARRGGH! Second-hand smoke? Or is it the self-righteous anti-smoking lobby? GRRR! The missed bus, the long queue, the computer forever crashing . . . break Murphy's Law, scratch crap's eyes out. F*CK OFF CANCER! Accentuate the positive, obliterate the negative. DON'T MESS WITH MISTER IN-BETWEEN!
Category: Games

Now You Re Talking

Author : Trevor Cox
ISBN : 9781473547223
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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‘A lively, intelligent and persuasive history of speech...Expertly and patiently explained’ The Times Why are human beings the only animals that can speak? And why does it matter? If you’ve ever felt the shock of listening to a recording of your own voice, you realise how important your voice is to your personal identity. We judge others – and whether we trust them – not just by their words but by the way they talk: their intonation, their pitch, their accent. Now You’re Talking explores the full range of our voice – how we speak and how we sing; how our vocal anatomy works; what happens when things go wrong; and how technology enables us to imitate and manipulate the human voice. Trevor Cox talks to vocal coaches who help people to develop their new voice after a gender transition; to record producers whose use of technology has transformed the singing voice; and to computer scientists who replicate the human voice in their development of artificial intelligence. Beginning with the Neanderthals, Now You’re Talking takes us all the way to the digital age – with the frightening prospect that we may soon hear ‘Unexpected item in the bagging area’ more frequently than a friendly ‘Hello, how are you?’ in the street.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Fifty Shades Of Pessimism

Author : Thom Barr
ISBN : 1484817613
Genre :
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Fifty Shades of Pessimism is a funny, informative and frank collection of writing from twenty-something who is at odds with the world and its lack of embrace of modern technology. Consisting of opinion articles, technology articles, essays, anecdotes, a short story and even a poem, the book gradually builds into an interesting insight into the mind of a teenage boy progressing through school, university and into a career. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Thom Barr is a twenty-something young professional with a love of technology and pretzel M&Ms and a distain towards inefficiency and those who dislike change. Quite the opposite, yet somehow strangely similar, to the traditional 'grumpy young man' character, Thom embraces 21st century urban life, complete with tablets, smartphones, social networking and streaming. His annoyance comes from those who don't believe in such, the sort of people that still buy CDs and avoid self-service checkouts due to a fear of hearing 'unexpected item in bagging area'. Over the years he his written for blogs, websites and most recently for the benefit of the BBC as well as editing the Technology section of Leeds Student Newspaper and founding and editing the website yommwire. Thom graduated in Law from the University of Leeds in June 2012 and currently works in the head office of a large retailer. His spare time consists of freelance website and app design, pitiful attempts at exercise and the excessive consumption of books, TV, movies, games and pointless trivia, and discovering yet more things and people that annoy him.
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The Social Entrepreneur S Playbook Expanded Edition

Author : Ian C. MacMillan
ISBN : 9781613630303
Genre : Business & Economics
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Available for the First Time: The Complete Social Entrepreneur's Playbook Covers all three phases of the start-up to scale-up process, developed with reader feedback from "one of the more unusual ebook...experiments of the year" (ThinReads) Wharton professor Ian C. MacMillan and Dr. James Thompson, director of the Wharton Social Entrepreneurship Program, provide a tough-love approach that significantly increases the likelihood of a successful social enterprise launch in the face of the high-uncertainty conditions typically encountered by social entrepreneurs. MacMillan and Thompson used their own systematic framework to publish The Social Entrepreneur's Playbook. To test the market, they offered the first phase in their start-up method (step 1) as a free ebook. Readers were invited to join The Social Entrepreneur's Advisory Group, and nearly 300 aspiring and active social entrepreneurs shared feedback that helped shape the complete edition of the book, which covers all three steps in the start-up to scale-up process. Based on this crowd-sourced feedback from readers of the free ebook and drawing on the authors' more than 26 years' combined experience developing and studying social enterprises in the field across Africa and in the United States, this new edition provides guidance for each phase: Phase One: Pressure Test Your Start-Up Idea. Based on the free ebook, this expanded section now includes advice on setting revenue and social impact goals, how to navigate the sociopolitical landscape, and how to develop a strong concept statement. In addition, MacMillan and Thompson provide advice on how to identify and test a proposed revenue-generating solution and define and segment your target population. Phase Two: Plan Your Social Enterprise. All new to this edition, this critical phase shows you how to frame and scope the venture, determine what it will take to actually deliver a sustainable enterprise, identify the key assumptions that have been made, and design checkpoints to test those assumptions before making major investments. Phase Three: Launch and Scale Your Social Enterprise. Available for the first time in this edition, you will learn how to effectively launch your enterprise, manage upside potential and downside risk, and strategically scale up. Filled with accessible frameworks and tools, as well as inspiring stories of social entrepreneurs, The Social Entrepreneur's Playbook is a must-read for any aspiring or active social entrepreneur, as well as philanthropists, foundations, and nonprofits interested in doing more good with fewer resources. Includes access to downloadable planning documents, including user-friendly spreadsheets
Category: Business & Economics

Three Essays On It Individual Group And Organizational Adaptabilities

Author : Arnaud Gorgeon
ISBN : UCLA:L0099913816
Genre : Information technology
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This dissertation consists of three empirical studies that examine, in three different organizational settings, the processes by which organizations, groups and individuals adapt to IT related change.
Category: Information technology

Rantin

Author : Kieran Hurley
ISBN : 9781783195930
Genre : Drama
File Size : 80.88 MB
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A retired American steps off the plane at Prestwick, hoping to discover the land of his fathers. An old drunk man in Methil has a mystical vision at the harbour. A supermarket checkout girl in Port Glasgow approaches work with a golf club... Set specifically in the town of each performance and drawing on storytelling, live music and the Scottish folk tradition, Rantin attempts to stitch together visions of Scotland’s romantic past with its ever-changing present reality, revealing the patchwork identity of a nation. ‘...this gorgeous piece of ceilidh-theatre, where music swirls engagingly, is taut, nuanced and illuminating...’ The Herald
Category: Drama

Information Systems

Author : Steven Alter
ISBN : UCSC:32106010386032
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book focuses its coverage in terms of a systems analysis approach developed with the help of students framework, new real world cases, and more extensive coverage of electronic commerce, hypertext, Java, and other current topics.
Category: Business & Economics